This year, some kids will collect more than candy on Halloween. They’ll help Give the Gift of Sight by gathering used eyeglasses while they trick-or-treat in our community. Apalachin Lions along with Apalachin Elementary School will be collecting glasses from October 24th through October 31, 2019. The used eyeglasses they collect will be recycled and hand-delivered by LensCrafters and Lions Club volunteers to people who can’t afford them in developing countries such as Mexico, Bolivia, Laos, and Thailand.
Look for your used eyeglasses and sunglasses in every nook and cranny of your home or place of work. Someone may come to your door looking for all types of prescription and non-prescription glasses. Children’s glasses are especially in need, as they are in high demand but in short supply. Whether they are big or small, fashionably ‘in’ or ‘out,’ your glasses could change how someone in a developing country sees the world!”
If the “ghouls and boys” don’t make it to your house on ‘Sight Night,’ have no fear. Used eyeglasses can be dropped off year-round at all LensCrafters stores or the Apalachin Lions Club.
By Michael Baldwin